As we watched the beach birds, I was reminded of my playground duties as a kindergarten teacher. Here was a large gull watching as these hyper little peeps (sandpipers) ran back and forth ahead of the waves. One would be more daring. One would chase another. One would run off ahead and one would lag behind.
One just wanted to tattle, but was sent back to play.
But when it was time to go, they came along—in sort of a line.